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Bar & Plate Heat Exchangers

Bar and Plate Heat Exchangers

API Heat Transfer's line of Airtech and Covrad air cooled all-aluminum brazed bar and plate heat exchangers are supplied as a vital component to our mobile and industrial OEMs' products. Our flexible bar and plate construction allows countless core combinations and sizes, custom designed to your exact requirements with minimal or no tooling costs. Combi-cooler designs are available to cool multiple fluids in a single brazed unit. 

Product types available.

  • Engine cooling systems
  • PCR (pre-cooler, cooler, reheater) for refrigerated air dryers
  • Charge air coolers
  • Radiators
  • Oil coolers
  • Aftercoolers
  • Combination coolers

Our bar and plate coolers feature a wide variety of thermally efficient internal and external fin patterns. Fins are laid between aluminum braze sheets and fitted with header and face bars. The assembled unit is placed into one of our modern brazing furnaces where precise control of time and temperature produces a unified core. Manifolds designed to meet each customer's particular piping requirements are welded into place to complete the cooler. We can also supply cores when manifolds already exist or must be fitted in the field. 

These rugged, compact, light-weight units are ideal for both on- and off- highway markets. API Heat Transfer can also add value beyond the component cooler by packaging a complete cooling system consisting of multiple coolers (e.g., radiator, charge air cooler, hydraulic oil cooler). 

From small individual coolers to large complex engine cooling systems, API Heat Transfer will design and manufacture the heat transfer solution that's right for you. Our engineering team is continually developing additional fin geometries to improve heat transfer efficiency so we can meet or exceed your expectations.